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The CGFI tracks changes in freight costs for Canadian Shippers.  The index is published monthly and the results are based on a statistically valid sample of transactions taken from the Nulogx database of more than $750M in annual freight transactions.

 

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  June 28, 2017
 

Total Costs Flatten Out

 

Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) indicate that the Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 0.2% in April, as compared with March results.

 

The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact of Accessorial Charges assessed by carriers, increased by 0.2% in April.

 

Average Fuel Surcharges assessed by Carriers decreased this month. Fuel was 13.95% of Base Rates in April versus 14.69% in March.

 

“Total Freight Costs are 0.5% higher than a year ago,” said Doug Payne, President & COO, Nulogx.  ”Cross Border LTL and Truckload Costs increased marginally while Domestic LTL was flat and Domestic Truckload saw a marginal decrease,” continued Payne. 

 

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Index 1 - Total Freight Costs
 

Total Freight Costs

This is a summary showing Total Freight Costs for over the road shipments starting in January 2008.
This chart depicts only General Freight  shipments and includes all accessorial and fuel surcharges.
It excludes specialty freight services, rail, air, ocean and courier shipments. Freight services paid in US currency have been translated into Canadian dollars based on the exchange rate applicable on the shipment date.

 

 

 

 

 

Index 2 - Base Freight Costs
 

Base Freight Costs

This chart shows the change in  Base Freight Costs since January 2008  for Canadian shippers.  The data presented is the same as the General Freight Index above, except that all costs associated with separately identified Fuel Surcharges and Other Accessorial charges has been removed from the analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

Index 3 - Fuel Surcharge
 

Fuel Surcharge Index

This chart shows the changing Fuel Surcharge rates paid by Canadian Shippers.  The Fuel Surcharge data shown is  expressed as a percentage of the overall Base Freight Cost paid by shippers in the study sample.

 

 

 

   


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